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Archer City, Texas

Archer City was established as the Archer County seat in 1881, and in its early years it was a retail and shipping center for area ranches and is still a retail center for the county. Agriculture includes cattle ranching, wheat and dairy farming. Shallow oil wells drilled in the 1920s still contribute to the area economy.

Outdoor recreation includes a 9-hole golf course, and city park with swimming, picnicking, RV hookups, and hunting when in season for dove, wild turkey, quail, and deer.

The Booked Up, Inc. bookstore offers the largest collection of antiquarian books in the U.S. gathered over several years by native son Larry McMurtry, author of the popular Western novel, "Lonesome Dove." Also available are rare and unusual books and out-of-print publications. Archer City is the site of two movies based on novels written by McMurtry; "The Last Picture Show" filmed in 1971, and "Texasville" in 1989.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Archer City, TX

Scenic Drives

Texas 4 (12 miles west of Mineral Wells at Palo Pinto) south to I-20 offers spectacular bluffs and scenery through the Palo P...

Seymour Golf & Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

The Lubbock Arts Alliance

The official arts agency of Lubbock. Gallery features different regional artists monthly. High Noon Concert series showcases...

Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad Depot

Three-story structure built in 1908 in Spanish mission style with red Ludowici Seville tile roof. An extension of the Hardema...

Paramount Theatre

An Abilene Historic Landmark, the Paramount Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside the beautiful art ...